As we approached the end of 2016, I reflected on the storage trend predictions we identified – Containers, 2-Tier Storage, Cloud Portfolio Management, New Media technologies and IT Skills focused on Cloud-native development.
While predictions are mostly educated guess, our 2016 predictions played out favorably.
So now it’s time to look ahead for 2017… what can we expect this year?
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2016 is the Year of Flash storage for transactional processing. The transition to flash has been journey for the industry. EMC introduced flash storage media and Fully Automated Storage Tiering (FAST) into our products starting in 2008. Our customers often realized 5x better performance for their transactional workloads with a small amount of flash capacity supplementing high performance hard disk drive technology. (more…)
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